Getting Started in 2013, Part #18, A look ahead

Builders,

There is a look at the next five group topics in the new numbering system. The Head Group (1500) is the last expensive component of building a long block. The other groups here are mostly made of parts that came with your core engine and basic labor you can add yourself. Getting through groups 1000-1900 will give you an engine that is internally complete, and it is the lion’s share of the money spent building the engine

Later groups address oil systems, starters, ignitions, etc, all external systems that are bolted on your long block. All of this can be purchased as you go, adjusted on your own timeline and budget.  The later parts are intentionally broken down into affordable blocks that can be installed at one time, like the $516 starter system group (2400).

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Head group (1500)

1500- Pair of heads with seats and guides

1501- Valve spring set

1502- Retainer set for intakes and keepers

1503- Exhaust valve rotators and keepers

1504- Intake valves -6-

1505- Valve seals

1506- Exhaust valves -6-

1507- Exhaust stacks -6-

1508- Welded on intake pipes

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Valve train group (1600)

1600- Pushrods  -12-

1601- Pushrod tubes  -12-

1602- Pushrod O-rings  -24-

1603- Rocker arm set  -12-

1604- Rocker balls  -12-

1605- Nuts  -12-

1606- Lock nuts  -12-

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Head clamping hardware (1700)

1700- Guide plates -6-

1701- Stud O-rings -12-

1702- Rocker studs -12-

1703- Upper head nuts -12-

1704- Upper head washers -12-

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Steel engine cooling baffles (1800)

1800- Under cylinder cooling baffles -2-

1801- Clips to retain engine cooling baffles -4-

1802- Baffle between #1 cylinder and distributor

1803- Baffle between #2 cylinder and oil cooler

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Valve Cover Group (1900)

1900- Valve covers -1 pair-

1901- Hold down clamps -8-

1902- Hold down hardware 1/4″-20 -8-

1903- Valve cover gaskets -2-

1904- Oil fill cap

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